Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami possible

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A magnitude 8 earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit near Arawa in Papua New Guinea at a depth of…

Wade, Bulls do just enough to subdue Cousins

Two teams in desperate need of a victory created a passionate finish on Saturday at the United Center. A controversial call on a Dwyane Wade missed dunk provided the go-ahead free throw with 14 seconds left and the Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 102-99, snapping a…

Naperville Central notches DVC victory

The importance of the end of the first half and start of the third quarter cannot be overstated in a boys basketball game. Saturday night in Naperville, Lake Park found out the hard way. After struggling mightily offensively well into the second quarter, Naperville Central outscored…

Good times for Stevenson in win over Waukegan

Justin Smith’s bad timing came at a good time. With Stevenson trying to pull away from visiting Waukegan in the third quarter of the teams’ North Suburban Conference showdown Saturday night, Smith volleyball-spiked a shot on the wing, sending the Patriots in transition. It was his…

Lee scores 2 power-play goals, Islanders beat Kings 4-2

NEW YORK — Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. John Tavares had a goal and an assist, Jason Chimera also scored and Jean-Francois Berube stopped 34 shots to…

Matthew Dellavedova, tennis player? Nope, it’s his cousin

MELBOURNE, Australia — Basketball fans may have done a double take upon seeing the Australian Open schedule on Sunday: Matthew Dellavedova was playing his first-round match on Court 7. It wasn’t the Australian-born NBA player, though. It was his cousin, 16-year-old Matthew Dellavedova, who’s entered in…

Fischer scores in 1st game, Coyotes top Lightning 5-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Nineteen-year-old Christian Fischer scored in his first NHL game and the Arizona Coyotes dominated for the first two periods to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night. Radim Vrbata tied a career best with four points – a goal and three…

Heat beat Bucks 109-97 to earn season-best 3rd straight win

MIAMI — When Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic barely beat the shot clock with a 28-footer to seal Saturday’s win, he retreated upcourt waving his arms, eager to coax more noise from the modest crowd. Riding a three-game winning streak for the first time since last…

Wood scores twice to help Devils beat struggling Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA — Miles Wood scored twice, Keith Kinkaid stopped 35 shots and the New Jersey Devils beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Saturday night. Kyle Palmieri and Pavel Zacha also scored and Michael Cammalleri had two assists for the Devils, who have won four of…

Suburban women march in Washington: ‘We will continue to show up’

Suburban women vow to continue to speak up for the causes that inspired them to march in the nation’s capital the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president. They joined hundreds of thousands of people for a demonstration that spawned sister marches around the…

Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump

CLEVELAND — Gregg Popovich would bench President Trump. San Antonio’s long-time coach, who has been highly critical of Donald Trump in the past, went on a lengthy rant about the newly sworn-in president on Saturday night, calling him a bully and saying he hopes he can…

Maine West’s Fallon faces transition in smooth fashion

To say junior Alisa Fallon has doubled the fun for the Maine West girls basketball program has a few meanings. Not only has she helped lead the Warriors to a 19-3 record after a 67-47 win over visiting Brooks (Chicago) on Saturday, she has recorded quite…

Sgarbossa, Balcerak in fine form at Buffalo Grove

Lake Park senior Eric Sgarbossa and St. Viator junior Michael Balcerak won two events apiece to set the tone in the Fred Palffy Invitational hosted by Buffalo Grove on Saturday. Sgarbossa had the top performances in the 50-yard freestyle (22.25) and 100 breaststroke (59.60). Balcerak turned…

Huntley gets past Jacobs

Huntley didn’t score a point in the first quarter and connected on 9 field goals for the game, shooting just 26 percent. Despite some obvious offensive defects, the Red Raiders’ stifling defense was good enough to produce a 39-30 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Conference…

Conant quickly re-establishes winning identity

How well would Conant’s boys basketball team respond after Friday night’s emotionally difficult MSL West loss to Fremd? Trailing 12-7 in the first quarter Saturday night to a Deerfield team shooting lights-out on 3-balls, it didn’t appear as though the response from Conant would be too…

The Latest: Protesters still marching through Washington

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 10:10 a.m. Hillary Clinton is praising those attending the Women’s March on Washington. The former Democratic nominee for president is thanking attendees on Twitter for “standing, speaking…

Adding veteran winger could re-spark Chicago Blackhawks

It’s that time of year again — trade rumor time! With just more than five weeks until the deadline, there are plenty of reports swirling about, giving fans plenty of reasons to pay attention … whether their team is in the playoff hunt or not. related…

Country star Crystal Gayle being inducted in Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager. The Grand Ole Opry announced that Gayle’s sister, country luminary Loretta Lynn, will…

Hartnell snaps tie as Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to push the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Hartnell scored in the first period and got the tiebreaker in the third, helping the…

Images: Women’s marches across the country

More than 500,000 protesters marched on Washington, D.C., on Saturday — and an estimated 3 million people demonstrated worldwide — a day after President Donald Trump took office. Participants gather for the Women’s March on Washington on Independence Avenue on Saturday. Associated Press Women with bright…